Disclaimer: I am shaking just typing this so who knows what will become of it! :o)
For years I have watched with anticipation as friends excitedly awaited the referral of their child(ren). I can hardly believe that my time is almost here!!!
There are yet to be any cutoff rumours for July so I still have no idea if Hannah's referral is coming next week or not but, I am hopeful...very, VERY hopeful that next week I will be gazing into the eyes of my daughter for the very first time!!! *gasp!* *sniff!* The baby girl who has filled my heart and prayers for over 4 1/2 years, next week (or in 5 weeks) will have a name, date of birth, province of birth, personality and....I will see pictures of her for the very first time!!! It seems sureal to know that she is so very, very close!! (Reminding myself to breathe!!)
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With the excitment building I wanted an opportunity for you to share in the fun! Here's how it goes. Please leave a comment below listing your guess for:
1. Her province
2. Her date of birth
The person who guesses her province correctly and is closest to her date of birth will win a small prize....still to be determined. I would say it could be chocolate but I have a feeling there might not be any chocolate to be found within a 3km radius of my home this week with the excitement and anticipation of receiving her referral!!
For those who are not used to commenting, you can do so by clicking the word 'comment' below, writing your guess in the empty box, signing your name so I know who you are, clicking the box 'anonymous' and then submit. Also, emailed votes will also be accepted if you're not too sure about the whole commenting thing.
I will keep an eye on 'Rumor Queen' this week and keep you posted as to where things stand with this months cutoff rumours. (For those who may not eat, sleep and breathe China adoption, the cutoff date is the date that the China Center of Adoption Affairs will send referrals for. The next date they will match for sure is March 21, 2006. What we need to see for me to receive Hannah's referral this month is that they send out referrals for March 21st, 22nd and 23rd!! Only 3 days but we just don't know. A 2 day batch is not all that uncommon these days so it could happen.)
So....let the fun begin! Where do you believe Hannah is living and when was my daughter...DAUGHTER born??